| Speaker of the House John Boehner said Thursday that the "wheels are coming off" for Barack Obama's presidency. Boehner, who met with the president at at Wednesday meeting to discuss the crisis in Iraq, said the problem is larger than that country itself.
| Defending an exchange that has dogged his travels to Europe this week, President Barack Obama said Thursday he makes 'no apologies' for the controversial deal to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years captivity in Afghanistan.
| Veterans and soldiers who served with Bowe Bergdahl call him a selfish deserter, not a hero. "Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him," former Sergeant Matt Vierkant said.
| Karl Rove said that President Obama's speech outlining foreign policy for the rest of his second term revealed nothing new and that the United States' allies will be disappointed. He said the outline will "embolden our adversaries" and that "Putin is sitting in the Kremlin laughing."